Mo. Medicaid Director McCaslin Out Of A Job, Wouldn't Say Why

May 14, 2013

The director of Missouri's Medicaid health care program is out of a job.

Ian McCaslin confirmed to The Associated Press that as of Tuesday, he is no longer the director of the MoHealthNet Division of the Department of Social Services.

McCaslin declined to say whether he resigned or was dismissed by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

A Nixon spokesman had not responded Tuesday to questions about McCaslin's departure. A department spokeswoman also had no immediate response. 

McCaslin was hired as the division director for Missouri's Medicaid program in August 2007 by former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. He was retained when Nixon, a Democrat, took over in 2009.

Before coming to Missouri, McCaslin was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at Boston Children's Hospital.